Tobermory RNLI launches to aground fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

Tobermory lifeboat was requested to launch by the UK Coastguard after member of the public reported a fishing boat aground in the Sound of Mull on Tuesday 26 April 2022

Tobermory lifeboat standing by

RNLI/Mick Stirling

Tobermory lifeboat standing by

The volunteer crew’s pagers sounded just before 9am and the all-weather lifeboat headed down the Sound of Mull, arriving on scene near Pennygown 30 minutes later. The fishing boat, with a crew of three, was aground near a pebble beach close to shore.

With the Tobermory Coastguard team monitoring the situation from the shore, a landing craft from a local fish farm succeeded on pulling the casualty vessel free into safer water while the lifeboat stood by, ready to provide assistance if required.

Once the fishing boat had been checked for damage and no further assistance was required she continued her journey to Oban. The Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey was stood down and returned to Tobermory where she was refuelled and made ready for service by 11am.

Coxswain David McHaffie said: ‘We are grateful to the member of the public who called 999 and reported their concerns to the Coastguard. Thanks also to Scottish Sea Farms for their assistance in towing the vessel free.’

RNLI Media Contacts

For further information, please contact

Leanne Blair, Tobermory RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07711549609 or [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, Regional Media Manger (Scotland), 07920 365929 or [email protected]

Fishing boat undergoing tow

RNLI/Mick Stirling

Fishing boat undergoing tow

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